MD Financial Aid Timeline

Academic Year 2019-20



Aug/Sep 2019 First-year loan counseling session (mandatory for all first-time borrowers at HMS)
  Master promissory note loan signing (students will be emailed instructions)
  Fall semester living expense refund processing
Sep 10, 2019 Deadline for all Federal Direct Unsubsidized, Graduate PLUS and private supplemental loan applications for the 2019-20 academic year
Oct 1, 2019 Deadline for submitting written petitions appealing 2019-20 financial aid decision
  Earliest date that the federal processor will accept 2020-21 FAFSA forms for processing
Dec 2019 Spring semester living expense refund processing
Jan/Feb 2020 Loan counseling/financial literacy presentations for returning students
Mar 2020 2020-21 Financial Aid Application materials will be available
  Financial planning seminar (geared for graduating students, but all students are welcome)
  Evaluation and emailing of financial aid awards to incoming students begins on a rolling basis
Mar - May 2020 Optional loan exit counseling sessions for graduating students who borrowed loans while at HMS
Apr 30, 2020 Deadline for the submission of financial aid applications for continuing students
May 28, 2020 Commencement
Jul - Aug 2020 2020-21 Financial Aid award letter notification emailed to continuing students